The tomb is empty! The guy(s) in white have passed on the message: Jesus is not inside; he’s alive!
This week, the first Sunday of Easter, is often a “low Sunday” – it feels like time to take a break after the long Lenten season and the great celebration of Easter. This week’s Sunday school lesson for our younger children will retell the story in a way they may not have experienced – through vegetables! Veggie Tales’ An Easter Carol tells of the owner of an Easter egg factory who believes that the spirit of Easter is eggs and candy – completely missing the point. A messenger from God named Hope, together with Larry the Cucumber and Bob the Tomato, have one night to convince him that Easter is about much more than that. As Hope sings, He died for us to give us life, and to give us hope, he rose!
And our older kids will join the adults upstairs to hear Nate Hoffer, the executive director of the Good Samaritan Shelter in Phoenixville, speak about the work of Good Samaritan (where some of us will be serving and eating a lasagna dinner the evening before).